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by bmshepherd
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: best gel coat restoration shop?
Replies: 3
Views: 870

best gel coat restoration shop?

I live on the central coast CA but am willing to travel to make sure I get quality work done. Any recommendations on a shop that can restore the shine for me. Top rail has light oxidation ans the sides have serious hard water spots.
Thanks for any input, Brad
by bmshepherd
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Central Coast Lakes
Replies: 15
Views: 3248

Re: Central Coast Lakes

The central coast lakes are awesome! They all fish very different but they will make you a versatile angler. Marg is a great largemouth lake and now actually has a bunch of spotted bass also, usually big ones. Lopez is also a great lake with northern largemouth and smallies too. When the bite is on ...
by bmshepherd
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 07 Yamaha v-max 250 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 786

07 Yamaha v-max 250 for sale

Selling a 2007 Yamaha v-max 250
400 hours
Prop not included
Just serviced with compression check good
will include oil reservoir if needed. I also have a few gallons of Lucas 2 stroke oil and a few quarts of yamalube ring free
Asking $4500. Call/text-Brad (805) 423-3037
E-mail b-shepherd@hotmail.com
by bmshepherd
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2008 Ranger Z21 250 Yamaha HPDI
Replies: 5
Views: 4308

Re: 2008 Ranger Z21 250 Yamaha HPDI

I fish around Gene all the time and I know that this boat is SUPER clean. He is a mechanic so he knows how to take care of a boat! I'm sure this boat will not disappoint!

P.S.-- Gene, the new boat looks awesome!!! See you on the water soon. --Brad S
by bmshepherd
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Yamaha mechanic???
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

Re: Best Yamaha mechanic???

Great info. Thanks for the help!
by bmshepherd
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Yamaha mechanic???
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

Best Yamaha mechanic???

I recently lost compression in the #1 cyl. on my '07 hpdi vmax. I'm wanting to gather a few opinions on re-build options as far as cost, powerhead vs cylinder sleeve, and most of all, some names of highly recommended Yamaha mechanics in CA. I'm open and appreciative of any feedback. Thanks, Brad
by bmshepherd
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta area help please/ bass elite event
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Re: Delta area help please/ bass elite event

Awesome. Thanks for the help. I will look into the hotel. I have a camper I was considering taking. Does anyone know of a good campground near this area? I'm actually signed up to be a marshal. I'm super excited! Clearlake will have to wait for now!
by bmshepherd
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta area help please/ bass elite event
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Delta area help please/ bass elite event

I've been calling and researching but not getting good info. I'm headin up to the elite series event out of discovery park. What is the best campground in the area? Or a good hotel close by? Never been to an event like this if anyone has any pointers? Thanks, Brad S
by bmshepherd
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: For Sale Motor Guide 24v Digital Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 697

For Sale Motor Guide 24v Digital Tour

Motor Guide 24 v Digital tour model. 82lb thrust, mount included, bounce buster. Used but in great condition. Broken directional arrow but I will replace before sale. Ask-$600 obo. (shipping not included) Local pick up SLO CA retails for $1100 Please call 805 423 3037 b-shepherd@hotmail.com * Also l...
by bmshepherd
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: For Sale Minn Kota 345 3 bank battery charger
Replies: 0
Views: 612

For Sale Minn Kota 345 3 bank battery charger

Looks and works perfect.
3 banks, 45 amp, 15 amps per circuit
Asking $240 OBO (shipping not included)
Local pick up in SLO CA area
by bmshepherd
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Snap Proof Frog Tournament Any Results
Replies: 19
Views: 4399

Re: Snap Proof Frog Tournament Any Results

Did they say what was happening with the money from the raffle?
by bmshepherd
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Folsom 6 in the kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: Folsom 6 in the kayak

way to go. nice fish!!!
by bmshepherd
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is Lake Piru infected with the quagga?
Replies: 25
Views: 4219

Re: Is Lake Piru infected with the quagga?

Quaggas and no water!!!! Our poor California lakes are getting hammered. It's really sad.
by bmshepherd
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota PC chargers
Replies: 0
Views: 272

Minn Kota PC chargers

Just trying to decide on which charger to buy. If anyone has any insight on these new chargers that would be helpful. These are said to clean and restore batteries but they are much more expensive so i am just debating if it is worth the extra cash...Thanks http://mk.factoryoutletstore.com/details/2...
by bmshepherd
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What makes someone pay $200-$300+ for a bait!
Replies: 16
Views: 3371

Re: What makes someone pay $200-$300+ for a bait!

easy....it's an addiction to catch giant bass... once you see the caliber of fish that target baits like a slide swimmer or a mother its easy to see how people become addicted. I'm not saying it is normal behavior. I consider myself a freak for buying lures like that but i can't help it. Haha
by bmshepherd
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Wanted To Buy
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Wanted To Buy *Bass Boat in Any Condition*

My friend has a 98 champion with a 175 merc. It is a super clean boat. He owns a mechanic shop so its very well taken care of. I think he wants $10-11K. If you are interested I can give you his contact info.
by bmshepherd
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New G Money Jigs @ BAT 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: New G Money Jigs @ BAT

Tackle Warehouse carries them and they are really nice quality jigs.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/G_Money_ ... 4GJIG.html
by bmshepherd
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Pro Point Lures @ BAT
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: New Pro Point Lures @ BAT

This is an awesome little swimbait. Perfect lure for fish keyed in on smaller baitfish. Great for spawners and fry guarders also. Keep your eye on this company. This guy makes some really nice baits.
by bmshepherd
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: WANTED: Single Console Champion (or similar)
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: WANTED: Single Console Champion (or similar)

my buddy has a 98 or 99 champion with a 200 merc. its a really nice boat. red and white hydraulic jack plate...
I think he wants $10-12k let me know if you are interested and i will pm you his number
by bmshepherd
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake lodging
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Clear Lake lodging

the Skylark is hard to beat...clean and close to everything you need. Tell them you are fishing the FLW and they will give you an awesome rate. good luck
by bmshepherd
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ClearLake Lodgeing
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: ClearLake Lodgeing

I really like the skylark hotel in Lakeport. I have stayed there many times and feel like it is a safe place. It is right on the water and is close to anything you need.
by bmshepherd
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Snag Proof Open Guess the Weight Contest
Replies: 62
Views: 5429

Re: Snag Proof Open Guess the Weight Contest

25.16 Lbs.
by bmshepherd
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Central Coast Lake/Guide Info
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Central Coast Lake/Guide Info

Lopez or Margarita would be great. Fishing has been good at both. Lopez can be windy a lot of times but it can be hot at Marg also so take your pick...Swing into Tackle Warehouse and the guys in there can tell you everything you need to know about any of the local lakes. You can check out Centralcoa...
by bmshepherd
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: July 4th sales?
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: July 4th sales?

Tackle Warehouse 15% off sale. I think it starts Wednesday.
by bmshepherd
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Congrats to Jared Lintner & Nick Salvicci ABA Champs
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Congrats to Jared Lintner & Nick Salvicci ABA Champs

I know and fish against these guys every weekend in my local clubs. They are really good but they can be beaten. You get much more gratification when you can win against some of the best anglers in the world. A TOC is a free event anyway so why not give it a shot. Congratulations to Jared and Nick. ...
by bmshepherd
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Outdoor Heritage & 49're Patrick Willis!
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Outdoor Heritage & 49're Patrick Willis!

Right on, Justin Nelson. Couldn't have said it better myself. That is the attitude that everyone needs to have. We all need to support OHI and help to make them what we all want in the West. Even if you can't fish, wouldn't it be cool to watch western pros fish on national TV
by bmshepherd
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is the best rod and reel set up for the 6" Trash Fish
Replies: 11
Views: 2155

Re: What is the best rod and reel set up for the 6" Trash Fi

The Dobyns champion 734 is, in my opinion, the best smaller swimbait rod ever made. This rod is a little shorter than a lot of typical swimbiat rods but is awesome because you can make very accurate casts around docks or cover. The 734 also has the best rod tip for swimbaits, the hook up ratio is in...
by bmshepherd
Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: If you could bring a defunct lure back to the market...
Replies: 53
Views: 6052

Re: If you could bring a defunct lure back to the market...

Reaction Innovations changed the color of payback....that was my favorite color...i don't really like the new one too much
by bmshepherd
Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for more help-Fluke rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: Looking for more help-Fluke rod

Dobyns Rods are the nicest bass rods on the market. A savvy series 733 would be an awesome fluke rod. This rod is very versatile and can be used for a lot of other techniques. A 734 would also be an excellent choice. I like a rod with a little heavier action. It's all about whatever you prefer. But ...
by bmshepherd
Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Chatter bait help
Replies: 18
Views: 7009

Re: Chatter bait help

call Tackle Warehouse, you can get the Phenix chatterbait in pieces and put them together, or the Strike King pure poison is good too
by bmshepherd
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Chatter bait help
Replies: 18
Views: 7009

Re: Chatter bait help

The best chatterbait rod ever made is the Dobyns champion 734. The hook up ratio is amazing. Ask anyone who owns one and I am sure they will say the same. the 734 is also great for blades, small swimbaits, jerk baits, and many other techniques. I generally use 12 Lb. seaguar invizX fluorocarbon. If ...
by bmshepherd
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Ranger 520 vx boat cover
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: Ranger 520 vx boat cover

what is your name....I was going thru the posts and this caught my eye, my name is Brad Shepherd
by bmshepherd
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: No elites in 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: No elites in 2013

ya, outdoor heritage inc. should be better than BASS any way. How exciting to see events with western pros and at locations that we are familiar with. everyone should support them and help them grow into the best tourney circuit the west has ever seen
by bmshepherd
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Shop that carries Lew's Baitcasters
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Tackle Shop that carries Lew's Baitcasters

check out Tackle Warehouse for sure...call them and they will help you with whatever you need
by bmshepherd
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Outdoor Heritage, Inc. Announces New Tournament Circuits
Replies: 32
Views: 8596

Re: Outdoor Heritage, Inc. Announces New Tournament Circuits

I guarantee that these guys are starting this tourney circuit because they are genuine fishermen and want to see anglers from the west succeed. The whole concept is awesome and this is exactly what the west needs. Everyone in the western U.S. should be so happy that they have the chance to fish at t...
by bmshepherd
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: trim switch stop working
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: trim switch stop working

mine used to always have issues... the mechanic told me that the hand throttles have a sharp corner that the wires rub on then break. he said it happens all the time...easy fix but the thing was hard for me to get apart. it was pretty cheap for the mechanic to do. he used a grinder yo make a notch w...
by bmshepherd
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: WTB trolling motor
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: WTB trolling motor

tackle warehouse has quite a few listed in their sale items. a lot of times the packaging is damaged and they sell them for cheap
by bmshepherd
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Hard Baits
Topic: Speed Traps
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: Speed Traps

those look really cool nice job painting them
by bmshepherd
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2008 Skeeter 20i 250 Yamaha "PERFECT"
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

Re: 2008 Skeeter 20i 250 Yahmaha

I am also interested, please send pics to b-shepherd@hotmail.com
by bmshepherd
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Alabama Rig_Defined For California
Replies: 14
Views: 2649

Re: Alabama Rig_Defined For California

so how do you rig the 2 hookless baits and make them swim correctly.....can you have a hook on them and cut off the point and barb?
by bmshepherd
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Gen 1 blowouts...Alabama Rig Rod ??
Replies: 13
Views: 3401

Re: Dobyns Gen 1 blowouts...Alabama Rig Rod ??

ya baby I got the last 805 awesome price on an awesome rod thanks a lot Gary
by bmshepherd
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: boat shipping?
Replies: 1
Views: 438

boat shipping?

I am possibly buying a boat from another state(almost cross country) has anyone ever done this or have any advise. Is there a cheap way to get a boat delivered? any help would be helpful...thanks
by bmshepherd
Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2005 Basscat Puma SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 2767

Re: 2005 Basscat Puma

please contact me and send me pics b-shepherd@hotmail.com
by bmshepherd
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: St. Jude charity tourney...an awesome event
Replies: 0
Views: 210

St. Jude charity tourney...an awesome event

38 boats showed up for this charity team tournament at Lopez lake and I have to say this was one of the funnest events my partner an I have ever fished. Even though the fishing was tough for many anglers, I am sure that everyone had a great time and was glad to be there supporting a great cause. Tha...
by bmshepherd
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: snag proof frog tourney question
Replies: 1
Views: 535

snag proof frog tourney question

I see that this tournament is a Pro/Am. Can you sign up as a team or is it a draw where you end up fishing with someone else?

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